Monday, April 8, 2013

Visionary feminism is a wise and loving politic

“… we have allowed patriarchal mass media to represent the entire movement (feminism) based on hatred rather than in love. Visionary feminism is a wise and loving politic. The soul of our politics is the commitment to end domination. Love can never take root in a relationship based on domination and coercion. … When we accept that true love is rooted in recognition and acceptance, that love combines acknowledgment, care, responsibility, commitment and knowledge, we understand there can be no love without justice. With that awareness comes the understanding that love has the power to transform us, giving us the strength to oppose domination. To choose feminist politics, then, is to choose love.”

~bell hooks, Feminism is for Everybody, Passionate Politics

Painting by Elisabeth Slettnes

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